Pinnacle CRJ2 at Detroit on Mar 30th 2011, wheel well bin missing
Last Update: May 4, 2012 / 10:44:21 GMT/Zulu time
The right hand wheel well bin, including a temperature sensor, was found missing after the flight. That wheel well bin is normally attached with 11 fasteners, photos taken by the FAA however only showed 3 fasteners in place with torn sections of wheel well under their heads.
The aircraft had undergone maintenance on Mar 24th 2011 which included remove and installation of the wheel well bin. The aircraft completed 29 flights following release from maintenance.
The operator published a warning as consequence of the incident: "Do not use electric, battery or pneumatic powered screw guns to secure MLG wheel bins. Doing so could cause damage to the fasteners and could cause departure from the aircraft."
On May 4th 2012 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the incident was:
The mechanic's incomplete securing of all the wheel well bin's fasteners, which resulted in separation of the bin from the airplane
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